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Odaci, Hatice – Computers & Education, 2011
Although computers and the internet, indispensable tools in people's lives today, facilitate life on the one hand, they have brought new risks with them on the other. Internet dependency, or problematic internet use, has emerged as a new concept of addiction. Parallel to this increasing in society in general, it is also on the rise among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Predictor Variables
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Reynolds, Rebecca; Caperton, Idit Harel – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
This implementation study explores middle school, high school and community college student experiences in Globaloria, an educational pilot program of game design offered in schools within the U.S. state of West Virginia, supported by a non-profit organization based in New York City called the World Wide Workshop Foundation. This study reports on…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Pilot Projects, Learner Engagement
Mifsud, Mark C. – Online Submission, 2011
Not much is known about the environmental knowledge, attitudes and actions of young people in the Maltese islands. The main actors that are responsible for the acquisition and development of environmental perspectives of young people in Malta are also not well known. There is as yet, little understanding of the extent to which these actors are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Internet
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Njagi, K. O.; Havice, W. L. – African Higher Education Review, 2011
Recent advances in the contemporary world, especially in the area of computer technology, have heralded the development and implementation of new and innovative teaching strategies and particularly with the Internet revolution. This study assessed students' attitude towards computer technology. Specifically, the study assessed differences in…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Pretests Posttests
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Seeholzer, Jamie; Salem, Joseph A., Jr. – College & Research Libraries, 2011
This study explores student use of the mobile Web in general and expectations for an academic library's mobile Web site in particular through focus groups with students at Kent State University. Participants expressed more interest in using their mobile Web device to interact with library resources and services than anticipated. Results showed an…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Web Sites, Academic Libraries, Internet
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Bidin, Zainol; Hashim, Mohd Farid Asraf Md; Sharif, Zakiyah; Shamsudin, Faridahwati Mohd – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2011
Purpose: This study sought to investigate the factors that influence students' intention to use the Internet for academic purposes in Universiti Utara Malaysia. This study applies theory of planned behaviour (TPB) as the base model. The model employed the original variables from the theory i.e. attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Prediction, Intention, Internet
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Mason, Lucia; Boldrin, Angela; Ariasi, Nicola – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Students are making an increased use of the Web as a source for solving information problems for academic assignments. To extend current research about search behavior during navigation on the Web, this study examined whether students are able to spontaneously reflect, from an epistemic perspective, on the information accessed, and whether their…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Protocol Analysis, Prior Learning, Metacognition
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
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Garrison, D. R.; Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Fung, Tak Shing – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The causal relationships among the three presences in the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework are explored and tested in this paper. The CoI framework has been used extensively in the research and practice of online and blended learning contexts. With the development of a survey instrument based on the CoI framework, it is possible to test the…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Factor Structure, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice
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Arbaugh, J. B.; Bangert, Arthur; Cleveland-Innes, Martha – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This paper integrates the emerging literatures of empirical research on the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework and disciplinary effects in online teaching and learning by examining the disciplinary differences in perceptions of social, teaching, and cognitive presence of over 1500 students in seven disciplines at two U.S. institutions. Our…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Intellectual Disciplines, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
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Akyol, Zehra; Ice, Phil; Garrison, Randy; Mitchell, Rob – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The Community of Inquiry Framework is based on the premise that online learning is a collaborative constructivist activity. However, not all courses are similarly oriented. In general, courses can be divided into constructivist and objectivist. In constructivist courses, learners develop solutions to problems through sustained discourse and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Distance Education, Online Courses
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Woody, William Douglas; Daniel, David B.; Baker, Crystal A. – Computers & Education, 2010
Previous research has demonstrated that the experience of reading e-books is not equivalent to reading textbooks. This study examines factors influencing preference for e-books as well as reported use of e-book content. Although the present student cohort is the most technologically savvy to ever enter universities, students do not prefer e-books…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Media Selection, Computer Uses in Education
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Roblyer, M. D.; McDaniel, Michelle; Webb, Marsena; Herman, James; Witty, James Vince – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Social Networking Sites (SNSs) such as Facebook are one of the latest examples of communications technologies that have been widely-adopted by students and, consequently, have the potential to become a valuable resource to support their educational communications and collaborations with faculty. However, faculty members have a track record of…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Educational Technology, Internet, Web Sites
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Kear, Karen; Woodthorpe, John; Robertson, Sandy; Hutchison, Mike – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Web 2.0 communication tools have considerable promise for supporting collaborative learning. But there is a need for research examining learners' and teachers' experiences of the newer communication tools, such as wikis, in comparison with well-established tools, such as discussion forums. This paper reports on an initiative where distance…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Social Influences
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George-Palilonis, Jennifer; Filak, Vincent – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
As graphically driven, animated, interactive applications offer educators new opportunities for shaping course content, new avenues for research arise as well. Along with these developments comes a need to study the effectiveness of the individual tools at our disposal as well as various methods for integrating those tools in a classroom setting.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Learner Engagement, Science Instruction, Electronic Learning
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